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2020 Burns Graduation

While the wind carried away the soft sounds of Pomp and Circumstance the 46 Burns High School seniors walked across the football field to their futures. For the first time in the school's history...

 

Graduation challenges amongst the COVID-19

This time of year always brings people back to their own graduation, their own entry into the adult world. It’s about this time that we start to hear us old folks saying things like, “If I only knew then what I know now,” or “I wish I had the...

 

Building permits reach high numbers while residents home due to COVID-19

Monday’s town council meeting opened once again with a larger number of building permits as residents continue to fix home issues throughout the COVID-19 shutdown. While many can work from home, this seems to be the best time to get that garden...

 

Doing the Census

Monday night’s town council meeting saw some residents frustrated over the closing of the pool for the summer due to the COVID-19 situation. The council and the local census representative Stephanie Freeman would like residents of Pine Bluffs to...

 

History of Laramie County Fair Part 1

Back in 1907 when Laramie County also included what is now called Platte and Goshen County, the Laramie County fair was held in Wheatland. Hundreds of people would Load up on the train and ride the rails to take their spot in what was called...

 

Governor Gordon holds conference to talk COVID-19

Governor Gordon's conference May 1st opened up several businesses including barber shops, hair salons, and tattoo parlors. Governor Gordon also offered an apology to local outfitters who seemed to think that his comment about out-of-state fishing...

 

Assisted Living Grant award to Town of Pine Bluffs

In a time where economic future is uncertain the town of Pine Bluffs was able to get some good news concerning the grant for the feasibility study that was to be used for the senior assisted living project. Originally, there had been some concern ove...

 

More new grape plants for the Michaud Farm - Winery

Some of you will remember that last year Alisha Michaud and Michaud farms planted over 200 new grapes for their winery. What does a grape farmer do during a time of social distancing? They plant more...

 

Governor Gordon begins to re-open Wyoming for us

Governor Mark Gordon has begun introducing ways to open the state back up. While many Americans are still battling high numbers and active cases of COVID-19 Wyoming is in the unique position to be able to open possibly a little earlier. While Wyoming...

 

Pine Bluffs Town Council sees more building permits at the virtual meeting

Monday’s virtual meeting of the town council started with a larger number of building permits than we have seen thus far. The new normal of social distancing has seen an increase in home projects being done. Spending more time at home is giving...

 

May Day in Pine Bluffs

The staff of the Pine Bluffs Post took time out of their day on Friday to deliver bouquets of May Day Flowers to local businesses that have stayed open during the COVID-19 crisis. Jo Radcliffe, Penny...

 

Friday night PB Tailgating

The chilly air in the rain did not keep some residents from attending the tailgate party at the Pine Bluffs Community Center this weekend. Sonja Fornstrom and the Recreation Department opened the...

 

Thanking Volunteers - Volunteer Week in Pine Bluffs

Volunteer week looks a little different this year due to the current situation, but here in Pine Bluffs there are still folks trying to do what they can for others. Typically, Senior Center director...

 

Dogs - not just man's best friend

My mother, for lack of a better term, would have been considered a "cat person". This is not to say that she was a devoted cat aficionado, but she preferred the feline to the dog. Growing up our...

 

Safety, protection and fashion join together to mask the world

Three women in the community are trying to make a difference during this time of uncertainty by making masks for those who are in need. Carmen Ladd, Diane Wise, and Carolyn Ragsdale have all sat down...

 

Town Council talks COVID-19, clinic and Census

Monday’s meeting of the Pine Bluffs Town Council started with a presentation from special guest Ken Hunter, CEO of Kimball Health Services. Hunter discussed the status of COVID-19 as it pertains to our local clinic and Kimball Health Services. He...

 

Pine Bluffs Census needs residents to do their part to aid in numbers total

Pine Bluffs response to the Census has been lackluster at best with only 12.8% reporting thus far. If these numbers stay consistent what could be the potential impact? Revenues for the town’s General Fund could be affected which in turn could...

 

Mary Cushing retires after twenty years at Pine Bluffs library

After over twenty years of service, local favorite Mary Cushing has decided to hang up her library hat in favor of retirement. Cushing has been in Pine for much of her adult life and is looking...

 

Burns - home to new chiropractor

Burns, Wyoming is home to a new business as of last month. Doctor Kayla Madler is a new chiropractor in the area and is open for business as an essential worker. Dr. Madler has opened her office in...

 

Pine Bluffs Distilling aids in making hand sanittizer

Pine Bluffs Distilling along with Greeley's Weld Werks Company have partnered up to supply our small corner of the world with much needed hand sanitizer. Chris Baird, sales manager for Weld Werks,...

 

Online teaching debuts

In a time of a global pandemic, when there is no school, not very much work, and everyone is staying home parents are feeling just how "essential" the teachers in their life are. Many parents are...

 

Our local ranchers discusses current times

The first lady of Wyoming is on a campaign right now to encourage Wyomingites to eat more beef. In her effort to combat food insecurity, Jennie Gordon is releasing several videos on YouTube to show...

 

Wyoming Women making a "Cowgirl" difference Part 2

On September 6, 1870, Louisa Ann Swain cast the first female vote in America from Laramie, Wyoming. Since that time Wyoming women have been pushing forward and making their mark on the country from...

 

Burns Senior - Keenan Manlove accepted to US Naval Academy

Local football player, track star, and all-around awesome kid, Keenan Manlove just found out that he has been accepted to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. With the way that the world is...

 

Cross Country Trip

Last Monday I got a call that every mother during this time dreads. My son attends Washington University in Seattle, and when the Corona outbreak started making news headlines I was nervous about his...

 

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